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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 08:50 AM
Response to Reply #36
37. Sure - but Rand Paul won't
And I think it'd be a lot easier to trim $5 billion elsewhere in the budget - such as in defense, where it would barely be noticed (1.38 trillion vs. 1.33 trillion for example).
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  -Rand Paul: End Aid to Israel oberliner  Jan-27-11 11:02 PM   #0 
  - I guess Rand Paul has just now become aware that America often  snappyturtle   Jan-27-11 11:05 PM   #1 
  - Unbelievable.  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-27-11 11:05 PM   #2 
  - Yes, but I think he's right, for all the wrong reasons  jaysunb   Jan-27-11 11:23 PM   #4 
  - What are his wrong reasons?  oberliner   Jan-28-11 06:11 AM   #9 
  - Several possible motivations for Lil' Ol' Rand:  Ken Burch   Jan-28-11 10:36 PM   #32 
  - Agreed.  Hell Hath No Fury   Jan-28-11 01:16 PM   #25 
  - really? You actually think it's a good idea for the US to end all foreign aid?  cali   Jan-28-11 06:28 AM   #11 
     - Yes. n/t  Rage for Order   Jan-29-11 08:55 AM   #38 
        - The US gives the Palestinians almost 1 billion/yr  Mosby   Jan-29-11 11:36 AM   #45 
  - While I appreciate that someone wants to hold the right-wing Israeli government accountable...  Alexander   Jan-27-11 11:05 PM   #3 
  - Paul is not interested in holding anyone accountable - this is pure ACCOUNTING in his 'mind.'  Lance_Boyle   Jan-28-11 06:16 AM   #10 
     - I think his also may have to do with his relationship with white supremacists.  Alexander   Jan-28-11 07:20 AM   #15 
        - What does ending entitlements to another prosperous country  howaboutme   Jan-28-11 07:56 PM   #28 
           - Ron and Rand Paul have known ties to white supremacist groups.  Alexander   Jan-28-11 09:32 PM   #29 
              - What does that have to do with ending entitlements to Israel or any other country?  howaboutme   Jan-28-11 09:55 PM   #30 
                 - Did you not read the title of this thread? It says "Rand Paul" in the first two words.  Alexander   Jan-28-11 10:04 PM   #31 
  - When we have people starving and cold in the streets and under  juajen   Jan-27-11 11:44 PM   #5 
  - garbage.  cali   Jan-28-11 06:32 AM   #12 
  - You honestly think that Rand Paul wants to spend on the hungry and homeless in America>  LeftishBrit   Jan-28-11 07:19 AM   #14 
     - Do you think everyone who wants aid to Israel stopped is like Rand Paul?  Violet_Crumble   Jan-28-11 03:36 PM   #26 
        - Not necessarily. It depends on their motives.  LeftishBrit   Jan-29-11 10:15 AM   #40 
           - Not only does Rand Paul want to end all foreign aid  Mosby   Jan-29-11 11:52 AM   #47 
           - I'd hazard a safe guess most people aren't like Rand Paul...  Violet_Crumble   Jan-29-11 04:39 PM   #50 
  - rand paul = fascist  Hannah Bell   Jan-27-11 11:45 PM   #6 
  - That is one thing the Pauls are not  Ter   Feb-02-11 02:38 PM   #54 
  - That's pretty much the beginningof the end of that singular mistake  The_Casual_Observer   Jan-27-11 11:47 PM   #7 
  - Hurrah, Rand Paul!  Hardrada   Jan-28-11 01:32 AM   #8 
  - fuck you rand paul, you filthy piece of shit.  cali   Jan-28-11 06:35 AM   #13 
  - I don't think his fundie supporters will like that very much.  tanyev   Jan-28-11 07:21 AM   #16 
  - I agree. End ALL foreign aid, close all the military sites in all the countries  Obamanaut   Jan-28-11 07:25 AM   #17 
  - Rand Paul does not want to spend the money on the homeless, jobless, or folks with no med insurance  oberliner   Jan-28-11 08:04 AM   #19 
     - Did you read the line that said he suggested ending all foreign aid? I  Obamanaut   Jan-28-11 08:18 AM   #21 
  - K&R- Mark-"End aid to Rand Israel"...nt  old mark   Jan-28-11 07:35 AM   #18 
  - Well, I suppose this is better than Eric Cantor's idea to end all foreign end, and have foreign aid  Puregonzo1188   Jan-28-11 08:10 AM   #20 
  - No way will Eric Cantor keep this entitlement for Israel.  howaboutme   Jan-28-11 07:50 PM   #27 
     - 'Their diaspora population...'  LeftishBrit   Jan-29-11 10:13 AM   #39 
  - I heart Rand Paul. Wow, did I just say that.  harun   Jan-28-11 08:25 AM   #22 
  - Rand Paul Is Dead Wrong  Yavin4   Jan-28-11 09:13 AM   #23 
  - Well said  oberliner   Jan-28-11 12:44 PM   #24 
  - Are you not forgetting the relative sizes?  kayecy   Jan-29-11 01:51 AM   #33 
     - Whereas spending on the US Dept of Defense in 2010 was almost $700 billion  oberliner   Jan-29-11 07:05 AM   #34 
     - Too much, I agree...but can't the US find a better use for 5 billion than arms for Israel & Egypt?  kayecy   Jan-29-11 08:14 AM   #36 
        - Sure - but Rand Paul won't  oberliner   Jan-29-11 08:50 AM   #37 
           - Another issue is how that foreign aid has its own risks.  aranthus   Jan-29-11 10:33 AM   #42 
     - the Palestinians receive close to a billion dollars a year  Mosby   Jan-29-11 02:24 PM   #48 
        - Surely you can see the difference between Israel and the Occupied Territories?  Violet_Crumble   Jan-29-11 05:03 PM   #51 
           - I think that the Palestinians and the Israelis both should continue to receive US aid.  Mosby   Jan-29-11 05:57 PM   #52 
              - I asked you if you could see the difference between Israel and the Palestinians...  Violet_Crumble   Jan-29-11 06:37 PM   #53 
  - Me too except Israel  TomClash   Jan-29-11 08:05 AM   #35 
     - Rand Paul would definitely deny the very poor their 'few dollars'.  LeftishBrit   Jan-29-11 10:19 AM   #41 
        - I am well acquainted with Rand Paul  TomClash   Jan-29-11 11:50 AM   #46 
  - Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Still stopped, though.  Donald Ian Rankin   Jan-29-11 11:10 AM   #43 
  - The US stopping aid to Israel is EXTREMELY unlikely to ever happen...  shira   Jan-29-11 11:22 AM   #44 
  - Well that certainly caught allot of eyeballs but  whosinpower   Jan-29-11 04:03 PM   #49 

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